Front-End Developer

By (author) Dominic Myers

Publication date: 22 Jun 2020

Even amazing products can be let down by poor user interfaces. It is the job of front-end developers to make software products and websites engaging and attractive for users. This book covers the role of front-end developer in terms of typical responsibilities, required skills and relevant tools, methods and techniques. Career progression for front-end developers is also discussed.
Dominic Myers is a front-end developer with a wealth of professional experience. He spends most of his day being fascinated by, developing and implementing the newest trends in web development, primarily HTML, CSS and JavaScript, or whatever will get the job done. He shares his knowledge online via his blog ( and forums such as Stack Overflow.

Dimensions: 198x129mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780174761

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780174785

232 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

  1. The Front-End Developer
  2. Tools of the Trade
  3.  Methods and Techniques
  4. A Day in the Life of a Front-End Developer
  5. Career Progression
  6. Conclusion 
Dominic Myers has written a pragmatic, thorough, truthful account of what it means to be a Front-End Developer. Essential reading for anyone considering this career, providing a bird's eye view of the entire landscape of Front-End development that will benefit anyone entering the field.

Lars Malmqvist
Lead Architect, Accenture

As someone who’s not touched code in 20+ years, the world has changed considerably. Dom’s new book is a great refresher on some of the fundamental theories of front-end development, coupled with an insightful dive into how front-end developer roles are structured in today’s world. Plenty of jumping off points for further investigation, and something I’d recommend for those new to (or looking to refresh in) the world of development.

James Mayes
Co-Founder and CEO, Mind the Product

For any aspiring developer, this book is a must; Dominic has taken his vast experience as a web developer and has published an intuitive, easy to read definitive guide that reflects on the day to day activities & covers the choice of frameworks vs libraries, challenges, techniques, approaches, communications, skills and explains common tools of the trade.

Andy Widdess
Enterprise Architect, The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (affiliated to the University of Cambridge)

From how to become a front-end developer, to a day in the life of one, this book is a 360 view of this fascinating role. A must read for anyone interested in a career as a front-end developer or already in the role and wondering if they're doing it right.

Claire Ashton
Sector Marketing Manager - Education, GRC International Group Plc

If you're considering a Front-end Developer's role, there is a lot to learn - technologies, languages, frameworks. This book doesn't go into details of any of them! Instead, it gives a great overview of what the role is, how it fits in a big picture of a whole software development lifecycle!

Paweł Dawczak
Senior Software Engineer, Simply Business